[quote]mr popular wrote:
Professor X wrote:
mr popular wrote:
Personally I am much more impressed by someone who can bench 405lbs, with little arch, for 10 reps (or even 10 partials off the chest), than I am by seeing someone bench 500lbs with a huge arch, using leg drive, a super-wide grip, tucked elbows, and bringing the bar down to their belly.
I can do more than 405 for 10 reps and I STILL find benching 500 fucking pounds for that many reps to be impressive.
Few people have enough strength in their arms, shoulders or chest to even HOLD that much weight, let alone rep out with it.
Give credit where credit is due.
I wasn’t referring to the Ben White video, obviously that was a pretty incredible feat of strength.
I was talking about the people who criticize bodybuilders for repping out heavy weights, stating that they aren’t really “strong” because other people can bench 100lbs more than them… when in reality the bench press they’re referring to is a 4 inch range of motion.
I would go as far as to say that bodybuilders are stronger than powerlifters in many many areas.[/quote]
Is there some life registration card where you have to check power lifter or body builder as mutually exclusive choices? Did I miss that somewhere?
The part you are missing is that most of the guys in the videos either are currently, or at least have been, both. Heck several of those Ã¢??bodybuilderÃ¢?? videos are of powerlifting competitions.
I mean, the videos really should do as much to expel the Ã¢??powerlifters are fatÃ¢?? myth as the Ã¢??bodybuilders are weakÃ¢?? myth.
Since when do powerlifters not build their bodies, and bodybuilders not build their strength? Muscle building is a fundamental part of powerlifting and moving weight is a fundamental part of bodybuilding.
I always think itÃ¢??s funny when body building guys put up Jonnie Jackson as an argument that body builders arenÃ¢??t weak. Uh, he competes at powerlifting too. Maybe he is actually a powerlifter that cuts down for body building.
I guess I just really donÃ¢??t see a good use for the labels. Especially if you consider people like X who have never competed a body builder (rightfully so). I mean in that case, is what I do not bodybuilding because I compete in powerlifting? I dedicate myself to train eat and grow, isnÃ¢??t that bodybuilding?